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2013 Events
22 Nov 2013 LondonMichele Larsson – Mat Masterclass – Intermediate/Advanced
3–5pm, Venue: Pineapple Dance Studios
23 & 24 Nov 2013 LondonMichele Larsson – Joint Release: The Ball and Socket Joints
10am – 5pm daily, Venue: Alan Herdman Pilates

15 Mar 2013

London Deborah Lessen – Classical Mat Masterclass in the style of Carola Trier 3–5pm, Venue: Pineapple Dance Studios
16 & 17 Mar 2013 London Deborah Lessen – A Tribute to Carola
10am – 5pm daily, Venue: Alan Herdman Pilates
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Mat Masterclass – Intermediate/Advanced
with Michele Larsson

LONDON:
Friday 22 November 2013; 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: £40. Capacity: 30 Participants
Venue: Pineapple Dance Studios, 7 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JA

Michele Larsson, founder of Core Dynamics Pilates in Santa Fe, has over 40 years of experience teaching fitness, movement, dance and post-rehabilitation. A popular and revered teacher of the Pilates Method and the Eve Gentry technique, she is a former dancer and choreographer who trained at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, and received a B.A. in Holistic Health and Dance Theater from Antioch College in 1981.

Please download the full information pdf.

NOTE: Your place is only confirmed when we receive your payment; we cannot hold unpaid places.

Mat Masterclass LONDON Fri 22 November 2013, 3:00pm – 5:00pm Booking Closed


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Joint Release: The Ball and Socket Joints
with Michele Larsson

LONDON:
Saturday & Sunday, 23 & 24 November 2013; 10am – 5pm
Price: £250.00 for Sat & Sun, £125.00 single day
Venue: Alan Herdman Pilates, The Victory Services Club, 63-70 Seymour Street, London W2 2HF
PMA CECs = 6 per day

This weekend will explore and analyze the ball and socket joints (shoulder and hip joints), and how they are used in Pilates and in everyday movement. We will also address the elbow/wrist and knee/ankle as these play a very significant role in the alignment, strength and mobility of the shoulder and hip.
We will examine a range of problems that arise with these joints and ways to address them using Pilates in order to regain strength and mobility.

Please download the full information pdf.

NOTE: Your place is only confirmed when we receive your payment; we cannot hold unpaid places.

Weekend Workshop LONDON Sat 23 Nov 2013, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Booking Closed
Weekend Workshop LONDON Sun 24 Nov 2013, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Booking Closed


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Classical Mat Masterclass in the style of Carola Trier
with Deborah Lessen

LONDON:
Friday 15 March 2013; 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: £40. Capacity: 30 Participants
Venue: Pineapple Dance Studios, 7 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2 9JA

Deborah Lessen is an acknowledged leader in the Pilates field. A former professional dancer and teacher, she was trained to teach the Pilates method by Joseph Pilates' first protégé, Carola Trier.

Ms. Lessen founded the Greene Street Studio in New York City in 1983. Her studio nurtures a broad base of clients in the Pilates method for general conditioning, performance specific training, injury prevention and post-rehabilitation. She offered on-site comprehensive teacher training from 1994 to 2004.

Please download the full information pdf.

NOTE: Your place is only confirmed when we receive your payment; we cannot hold unpaid places.

Mat Masterclass LONDON Fri 15 March 2013, 3:00pm – 5:00pm SOLD OUT


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A Tribute to Carola
with Deborah Lessen
An in depth exploration of the methods of first generation Pilates teacher Carola Strauss Trier, and her contribution to the development of the Pilates Method.

LONDON:
Saturday & Sunday, 16 & 17 March 2013; 10am – 5pm daily
Price: £250.00 for Sat & Sun, £125.00 single day
Venue: Alan Herdman Pilates, The Victory Services Club, 63-70 Seymour Street, London W2 2HF
PMA CECs = 6 per day

Deborah Lessen, a student and protégé of Carola, will introduce students to the theoretical and practical developments made to the Pilates method by Carola Trier. The workshop will include a biographical portrait and will trace the professional development of her distinctive teaching philosophy and practice. Carola had a profound influence on the direction and development of Pilates, and her professionalism will deepen every teacher's approach. Every Pilates teacher should learn about the contribution of first generation teacher Carola Strauss Trier.

Please download the full information pdf.

NOTE: Your place is only confirmed when we receive your payment; we cannot hold unpaid places.

Weekend Workshop LONDON Sat 16 March 2013, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Booking Closed
Weekend Workshop LONDON Sun 17 March 2013, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Booking Closed


2012 Workshops, Courses & Events
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Mat Masterclass for the Sole to Spine
with Madeline Black

LONDON:
Friday 23 March 2012, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost: £40. Capacity: 20 Participants
Venue: Moss Pilates, 10 London Fruit Exchange, 56 Brushfield Street London E1 6HB

Madeline will teach a class based on her experience studying under Naja Cori, a first-generation Pilates teacher in New York. Naja's attention began with the feet. Madeline created this class starting with the feet and progressing into traditional mat sequencing with the focus on the pelvis and feet. Madeline feels that the focus on core work with Pilates has overshadowed the power of the connection of the feet into the pelvis. Naja Cori strongly believed one would not progress into the mat work or apparatus work without the foundation of balanced feet. Experience the mat work in a new way.

You will experience:
• How movement of the feet activates the pelvic floor and psoas giving a sensation of deep abdominal connection
• How mat work with attention on the action of the feet up into the hips and pelvis creates a stronger trunk
• How to strengthen the hips starting from the feet
• How to do traditional mat work with a 'whole body connection' feeling
• Enjoy a fun and energized workout

NOTE: Your place is only confirmed when we receive your payment; we cannot hold unpaid places.

Mat Masterclass LONDON Fri 23 March 2012, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Sold Out


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Sole to Spine Perspective Course
with Madeline Black

LONDON:
Saturday & Sunday, 24 & 25 March 2012; 10am – 5pm daily
Early booking price: £250.00 for Sat & Sun, £125.00 single day through 10 February 2012
Regular booking price: £275.00 for Sat & Sun, £137.50 single day starting 11 February 2012
Venue: Moss Pilates, 10 London Fruit Exchange, 56 Brushfield Street London E1 6HB
Capacity: 20 participants. A manual for each day is provided.

Pilates Umbrella is proud to present for the first time in the UK, 'Sole to Spine Perspectives', a two-day course developed by Madeline Black. 'Sole to Spine Perspectives' is a new format of Madeline's most popular course, providing a full two-day experience with each day organized as a stand alone one-day workshop. Participants can attend either day, or both days, and receive a complete learning experience.

Have you ever wondered how feet influence the core? Discover how to correct misaligned feet and achieve better overall movement function for your clients. Help those with foot issues unlock reciprocal movement dysfunction in the spine and pelvis (and vice versa) through standing, walking and non-weight bearing choreography. This two-day workshop will explore the anatomy and function of the feet up through the pelvic-lumbar junction.

NOTE: Your place is only confirmed when we receive your payment; we cannot hold unpaid places.

Weekend Workshop LONDON Sat 24 March 2012, 10:00am – 5:00pm Sold Out
Weekend Workshop LONDON Sun 25 March 2012, 10:00am – 5:00pm Sold Out


2011 Workshops, Courses & Events  
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Mat Masterclass – Intermediate/Advanced
with Alan Herdman

LEEDS:
Friday 20 May 2011, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: £35. Capacity: 35 Participants
Venue: Yorkshire Dance Centre, 3 St Peters Buildings, St Peters Square, Leeds LS9 8AH

Pilates Umbrella is proud to present two masterclasses given by master teacher Alan Herdman. Alan Herdman studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance and was working as a teacher and dancer when, in the late 1960s, he was invited to New York to learn about the Pilates Method. There he worked intensively with Carola Trier and Bob Fitzgerald, two instructors who had been trained by Pilates himself. Although well-regarded amongst New York's dance fraternity, Pilates was unknown in the UK at that time and Alan returned in 1970 to set up Britain's first ever Pilates studio. Among his first clients were actors, dancers and singers, but word soon spread as doctors and physiotherapists began recommending Pilates to patients struggling with chronic injuries.

Alan now lectures on Pilates around the world, and he has written several successful books, including The Pilates Directory (2004), The Gaia Busy Person's Guide to Pilates (2003) and Pilates: Creating the Body You Want (1999). He runs a training course for Pilates instructors and, as well as running his own studios, he and his assistants teach in dance schools and designated Pilates studios internationally. Pilates teaching staff at both Champneys Health Resorts and Shrubland Hall Health Clinic are personally trained by Alan Herdman.
Alan is also a top presenter at the Pilates Method Alliance conference every year.

NOTE: Your place is only confirmed when we receive your payment; we cannot hold unpaid places.

Mat Masterclass LEEDS Fri 20 May 2011, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Booking Closed


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A Weekend on the Reformer
with Alan Herdman

LEEDS:
Sat 21 May 2011; 10am – 5pm
Sun 22 May 2011; 10am – 5pm
Price per day: £125.00
Venue: Leeds Pilates Place, Chantry House, Victoria Road, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3JB
Capacity: 20 participants. 5 reformers will be available, 4 people to each reformer.

Alan Herdman studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance and was working as a teacher and dancer when, in the late 1960s, he was invited to New York to learn about the Pilates Method. There he worked intensively with Carola Trier and Bob Fitzgerald, two instructors who had been trained by Pilates himself. Although well-regarded amongst New York’s dance fraternity, Pilates was unknown in the UK at that time and Alan returned in 1970 to set up Britain’s first ever Pilates studio. Among his first clients were actors, dancers and singers, but word soon spread as doctors and physiotherapists began recommending Pilates to patients struggling with chronic injuries.

Alan now lectures on Pilates around the world, and he has written several successful books, including The Pilates Directory (2004), The Gaia Busy Person’s Guide to Pilates (2003) and Pilates: Creating the Body You Want (1999). He runs a training course for Pilates instructors and, as well as running his own studios, he and his assistants teach in dance schools and designated Pilates studios internationally. Pilates teaching staff at both Champneys Health Resorts and Shrubland Hall Health Clinic are personally trained by Alan Herdman.

Please download the full information pdf.
NOTE: Your place is only confirmed when we receive your payment; we cannot hold unpaid places.

Reformer Workshop LEEDS Sat 21 May 2011, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Booking Closed
Reformer Workshop LEEDS Sun 22 May 2011, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Booking Closed


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Fletcher Towelwork® Masterclass
with Kyria Sabin

LONDON:
Friday 1 April 2011, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: £40. Capacity: 50 Participants
Venue: Laban, Creekside, London SE8 3DZ

Experience Fletcher Towelwork with Kyria Sabin, Founder and Director of Fletcher Pilates®, Inc and The Fletcher Program of Study.

The Fletcher Towelwork®, developed and refined by Pilates Master Ron Fletcher over the past four decades, is a licensed body of work unique to the Fletcher Pilates® syllabus. Referred to as the “ultimate standing Pilates program,” Fletcher Towelwork (using an ordinary braided towel) ranges from simple – yet effective – movements designed to balance, stabilize and mobilize the spine and shoulder girdle to full-body movement patterns. Fletcher Towelwork® is taught and practiced worldwide in Pilates studios, movement and Physical Therapy practices and by athletic and personal trainers.

Please download the full information pdf.
NOTE: Your place is only confirmed when we receive your payment; we cannot hold unpaid places.

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Fletcher Towelwork® Course
with Kyria Sabin

LONDON:
Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 3 April 2011
Time: Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 10am – 4pm;
Sunday Test 4pm – 5pm (optional)
Price: £300.00
New Venue: Laban, Creekside, London SE8 3DZ
Capacity: 40
NOTE: A course manual and braided towel is provided for each participant to keep. For more information, please contact: info@fletcherpilates.com

Experience Fletcher Towelwork with Kyria Sabin, Founder and Director of Fletcher Pilates®, Inc and The Fletcher Program of Study.

The Fletcher Towelwork®, developed and refined by Pilates Master Ron Fletcher over the past four decades, is a licensed body of work unique to the Fletcher Pilates® syllabus. Referred to as the “ultimate standing Pilates program,” Fletcher Towelwork (using an ordinary braided towel) ranges from simple – yet effective – movements designed to balance, stabilize and mobilize the spine and shoulder girdle to full-body movement patterns. Fletcher Towelwork® is taught and practiced worldwide in Pilates studios, movement and Physical Therapy practices and by athletic and personal trainers.

Please download the full information pdf.
NOTE: Your place is only confirmed when we receive your payment; we cannot hold unpaid places.

   
2010 Workshops, Courses & Events  
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Mat Masterclass with Resistance Bands – Intermediate/Advanced
with Trent McEntire

LONDON
:
Friday 11 June 2010, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost: £40. Capacity: 20 Participants
NEW Venue: Moss Pilates, 10 London Fruit Exchange, 56 Brushfield Street London E1 6HB

Trent McEntire is an international Pilates educator with over 12 years of teaching and lecturing in universities, Pilates studios, physical therapy clinics, spas and athletic clubs. McEntire Pilates is a method developed out of discoveries that Trent made while rehabilitating his own severe movement limitations due to Cerebral Palsy. In an effort to overcome extreme and painful restrictions in his joints, he embarked on a personal exploration through the use of resistance bands. The resulting innovative use of resistance bands to cope with a range of movement dysfunctions is central to his PRIME Post Rehabilitation Course. He has spent over 25,000 hours with clients developing an approach to Pilates designed to help people overcome their specific movement limitations. He has created a professional instructor training curriculum that offers a step-by-step approach to learning how to teach McEntire Pilates. Trent also presents workshops throughout the US for the industry’s leading associations and conferences. This is his first visit to the UK.

Trent currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Pilates Method Alliance®, www.pilatesmethodalliance.org, the industry’s only non-profit professional association and third party credentialing body. He was honored to be the first Master Teacher in the U.S. for ActivCore (originating in Norway 1991). He holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from Western Michigan University, where he was named the Presidential Scholar in Dance and earned the Irving S. Gilmore Emerging Artist Grant. His clients include elite athletes, dancers and those that have had their lives restricted by injuries, movement limitations and postural misalignments.

NOTE: Your place is only confirmed when we receive your payment; we cannot hold unpaid places.

Mat Masterclass LONDON Friday 11 June 2010, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
SOLD OUT

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PRIME™ Post Rehabilitation Course
with Trent McEntire

LONDON:
Saturday & Sunday, 12 & 13 June 2010; 10am – 5pm daily
Early booking price: £250.00 for Sat & Sun, £125.00 single day through 3 May 2010
Late booking price: £275.00 for Sat & Sun, £137.50 single day starting 4 May 2010
NEW Venue: Moss Pilates, 10 London Fruit Exchange, 56 Brushfield Street London E1 6HB
Capacity: 20 participants

Inside the PRIME Post Rehabilitation Course:
• Learn safe, gentle and specific hands-on techniques
• Understand the role of gravity for the client with movement limitations
• Explore how to modify any exercise
• Find success even in the most difficult situations
• Balance effort throughout the body to produce movement integration
• Understand types and causes of injury
• Programme strategies for specific client profiles
• Learn several exercises that emphasize whole body support in a pain-free range of motion

Please download the full information pdf.
NOTE: Your place is only confirmed when we receive your payment; we cannot hold unpaid places.

Trent McEntire LONDON Saturday 12 June 2010
SOLD OUT
Trent McEntire LONDON Sunday 13 June 2010
SOLD OUT

2009 Workshops, Courses & Events  
  
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Mat Masterclass – Intermediate/Advanced
with Alan Herdman

LONDON
:
Friday 26 June 2009, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
and
Friday 26 June 2009, 3:00pm – 5:00pm 
Cost: £40. Capacity: 20 Participants
Venue: The Light Centre, 9 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9LX

LEEDS:
Friday 4 December 2009, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: £35. Capacity: 40 Participants
Venue: Yorkshire Dance Centre, 3 St Peters Buildings, St Peters Square, Leeds LS9 8AH

Pilates Umbrella is proud to present two masterclasses given by master teacher Alan Herdman. Alan Herdman studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance and was working as a teacher and dancer when, in the late 1960s, he was invited to New York to learn about the Joseph Pilates Method. There he worked intensively with Carola Trier and Bob Fitzgerald, two instructors who had been trained by Pilates himself. Although well-regarded amongst New York's dance fraternity, Pilates was unknown in the UK at that time and Alan returned in 1970 to set up Britain's first-ever Pilates studio. Among his first clients were actors, dancers and singers, but word soon spread as doctors and physiotherapists began recommending Pilates to patients struggling with chronic injuries.

Alan now lectures on Pilates around the world, and he has written several successful books, including The Pilates Directory (2004), The Gaia Busy Person's Guide to Pilates (2003) and Pilates: Creating the Body You Want (1999). He runs a training course for Pilates instructors and, as well as running his own studios, he and his assistants teach in dance schools and designated Pilates studios internationally. Pilates teaching staff at both Champneys Health Resorts and Shrubland Hall Health Clinic are personally trained by Alan Herdman.
Alan is also a top presenter at the Pilates Method Alliance conference every year.


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Alan Herdman – Workshops
Join us for this sensational weekend with one of the Pilates industry’s foremost pioneers.

LONDON
:
Saturday & Sunday, 27 & 28 June 2009; 10am – 5pm daily
Price: £250.00 for Sat & Sun, £125 single day
Venue:The Light Centre, 9 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9LX Capacity: 20 Participants

LEEDS:
Saturday & Sunday, 5 & 6 December 2009; 9am – 4pm (Saturday) & 10am – 5pm (Sunday)
Price: £250.00 for Sat & Sun, £125 single day
Venue: Esporta Leeds,The Light,The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL Capacity: 30 Participants

Saturday: Pilates Principles in Action, 10am – 1pm

Saturday: Postural Assessment, 2pm – 5pm

Sunday: Exploring Spine Pathologies, 10am – 1pm

Sunday: Osteoporosis and Pilates, 2pm – 5pm

Please download the full information pdf.


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Mat Masterclass – Intermediate/Advanced
with Julian Littleford

LONDON
:
Friday 27 March 2009, 2:15 – 4:15  
or
Friday 27 March 2009, 4:30 – 6:30  
Cost: £40. Capacity: 20 Participants
Venue: The Light Centre, 9 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9LX

LEEDS:
Friday 3 April 2009, 4:30 – 6:30pm
Cost: £35. Capacity: 40 Participants
Venue: Yorkshire Dance Centre, 3 St Peters Buildings, St Peters Square, Leeds LS9 8AH

Pilates Umbrella is proud to present two masterclasses given by master teacher Julian Littleford. A UK native now based in the US, Julian will be giving masterclasses and workshops in London and Leeds in the spring of 2009. Julian is one of the most popular presenters at the annual educational conference of the Pilates Method Alliance®, so much so that the PMA has had to establish special procedures to prevent delegates from crashing his workshops! Julian is not to be missed!


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Julian Littleford – Workshops
Join us for a sensational weekend with one of the Pilates industry’s leading innovators.

LONDON
:
Saturday & Sunday, 28 & 29 March 2009; 10am – 5pm daily
£250.00 for Sat & Sun; £125 single day
Venue:The Light Centre, 9 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9LX   Capacity: 20 Participants

LEEDS:
Saturday & Sunday, 4 & 5 April 2009; 9am – 4pm (Saturday) & 10am - 5pm (Sunday)
£250.00 for Sat & Sun; £125 single day
Venue: Esporta Leeds,The Light,The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL   Capacity: 25 Participants

Day 1 Part 1: Classic Mat Variations and Progressions

Day 1 Part 2: Customise for your Client Group

Day 2 Part 1: Essential Props – the Towel, Magic Circle & Ball

Day 2 Part 2 : Scoliosis – Demystifying the Condition and applying the Mat

Please download the full information pdf.


 
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If you have any questions about any of our events, please contact us! We'd be delighted to speak with you.

Elizabeth Anderson
Director

Pilates Umbrella
Tel: 020 3289 6333

 

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